ABOUT

BUSINESS WITH A SOCIAL MISSION

Skills Inc. is a self-supporting, nonprofit social enterprise that employs people of ALL ABILITIES in aerospace manufacturing, aerospace finishing, technical services and business solutions.

ONE MISSION

Mission Statement:

Through responsible management and solid corporate partnerships, we create and maintain a stable, rewarding place of work, where persons with disabilities contribute their skills.

TWO BOTTOM LINES

Financial:

Skills Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is 99% self-funded through our four lines of business. We compete in an open market and receive no government subsidies. Grants and gifts directly benefit our programs.

Social:

We train, employ and serve people with disabilities by providing them with jobs, vocational programs and services that offer life-changing opportunities to thrive at work.

THREE WAYS WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION

By Employing People with Disabilities:

Skills Inc. Employees: Without a Disability (40%), Developmental/Learning Disability (19%), Physical/Medical Disability (15%), Emotional/Mental Health Disability (13%), Hearing Impairment/Deaf (8%), Visual Impairment/Blind (3%), Not Specified Disability (2%)

We benefit from an extremely diverse workforce

More than 60% of our 700 employees have a self-identified disability. Our inclusive workforce consists of individuals with a wide range of disabilities. We have a fully integrated work environment where individuals with and without disabilities work side-by-side throughout our four lines of business.

Through Programs and Services:

Aerospace Internship Program

For high school students who learn valuable skills while earning credit toward graduation.

Customized Employment Program

Matches the skills of part-time employees with specific business needs.

Vocational Services Program

Offers work-readiness assessments, training, mentoring, job development, community job placement and other services.

Serving as a Role Model and Resource to the Community:

Since 1966, Skills Inc. has focused on the strengths of our workforce. Our goal is to match employees with jobs where they excel, providing high quality and value to our customers. Hiring people with disabilities is directly related to our mission but is also an integral part of our overall diversity strategy.

As our organization continues to evolve we have discovered that collaboration with corporate and community partners is essential to increasing employment outcomes. We encourage all employers to embrace a culture of acceptance where people of all abilities thrive.